"EU links moves on Cyprus to Turkish accession talks
By Daniel Dombey in Brussels
Published: August 30 2005 22:22 | Last updated: August 30 2005 22:22
Turkey EUOlli Rehn, the European Union's commissioner for enlargement, has made an urgent plea for EU governments to start membership negotiations with Turkey on time on October 3.
But he also signalled that Ankara eventually needed to make further concessions to Cyprus if the talks were to progress. France and Cyprus have recently doubted Turkey's readiness to begin the negotiations, because of Ankara's refusal to recognise Cyprus diplomatically."
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